BAD CAD - The Software
I have always wondered how software companies get any
software out there at all since we all have differing setups,
hardware, OS and software mixtures. Getting anything
certified is a long process.
If you search the Autodesk site you will find items like the tested
graphics cards with software releases like
ADT 2006 and other products. This is just the tip of the iceberg
when it comes to getting your software to work with your hardware.
I have spent many hours trying to figure out just what is wrong with my
file or system just to give up and search the newsgroups, discussion groups
or AUGI forums and find that it is a bug in the software.
I have to give the first credit to Steve
Johnson who is a contributing editor for Cadalyst, owner of cad nauseam, and
a vice-president of CADLock, Inc. He authors the long running
Bug Watch column that is one of the best places to find bug info about
If you find a bug you can
report it on the Autodesk site.
Updates and Service Packs are located on the Autodesk site.
Whatever way you find out about bugs, you will need to do some searching.
Check out the
Autodesk Support page and do a search for your trouble. I searched
in the AutoCAD product area for "Fatal
and got 115 returns.
I searched the
AUGI forums in the AutoCAD
forum and found 77 results. You can save yourself some headaches
by reading up on the AUGI site.